As of mid February I started having blisters and they have come in groups all over. When I initially went to the doctor she thought it was chicken pox. I'm 52 years old female and am not sure I've had chicken pox as a child. I've previously been diagnosed with eczema, but nothing to this degree.
They are very itchy and cover my thighs, arms, stomach, back and legs. I was out of work for 2 weeks as I initially couldn't stand wearing anything confining and the blisters leaked. I was prescribed oral steroids which helped for the limited time I took them. I was also prescribed an antibiotic, clobex and protopic. The clobex seems to help some, but when I stop using it the blisters return. I've returned to the dermatologist numerous times, had a skin biopsy which only revealed an allergic reaction, but nothing definitive. Mostblisters have begun to heal and are leaving dark spots all over, but they continue to come and go sporadically. They are not weeping blisters anymore but they itch like crazy. This is going on 5 months and I don't know what to do.
I'm currently taking arimidex, effexor, iron tablet and allegra. Two years ago I was diagnosed with stage 0 breast cancer and had radiation for a 6 week period. I'm generally in good health, but now experience slight stiffness and minor pain in my joints when I am stationary for a short period of time. Blood tests show nothing definitive.
Has anyone experienced this all over blistering and what should be my next steps?
Such itchy blisters are usually due to contact dermatitis or allergic reaction, viral infection, impetigo or herpetic blisters. Impetigo is a highly contagious superficial bacterial skin infection; primarily caused by Staphylococcus aureus and sometimes by Streptococcus pyogenes. Topical and oral antibiotics are the treatment of choice. My sincere advice would be to consult a dermatologist and get it evaluated.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
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